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Banks man charged over child pornography

By 18 October 2012

A 50-year-old Banks man will face the ACT Magistrates Court today (Thursday, October 18) charged with child pornography related offences.
Last month (September 19), Criminal Investigations detectives executed a search warrant at the man’s house in Banks after receiving information that the man had been accessing a child exploitation material website. As a result of the [...]

Do you know this alleged sex offender?

By 17 October 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

ACT Policing has released CCTV of a man they believe is responsible for the indecent assault of two women last Friday night (October 12).
The man is alleged to have approached the women from behind and indecently assaulted them while they were walking in the Acton area.
Police believe he also followed a third woman as she [...]

BMW drivers aren’t what they used to be. Hume mugging.

By 17 October 2012

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses after police responded to a report of an attempted aggravated robbery in Tralee Street, Hume yesterday (October 16).
Around 11.50am, police were called to a business in Tralee Street after two men, driving a silver BMW, attempted to rob an employee of the business while he was sitting in his vehicle. [...]

Southside muggers arrested

By 16 October 2012

A 22-year-old Hughes man and a 26-year-old Chapman man have been arrested by ACT Policing for two recent Southside aggravated robberies.
In the first incident around 7.15pm on Sunday (October 14), a man was walking along Coxen Street in Hughes, when he was approached by two men. The two men assaulted the man and stole his [...]

School zones are back

By 16 October 2012

ACT Policing is advising motorists that 40km/h speed limits will be enforced in school zones for the start of the new school term on Monday (October 15).
Acting Officer in Charge of Traffic Operations, Sergeant Allison Williams said the restrictions are in place between 8am and 4pm and warns motorists there will be tough penalties for [...]

Calwell man reacts badly when asked to pay for his grog

By 8 October 2012

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses after a man struck a security guard with a bottle while robbing a liquor store in Calwell last night (Sunday, October 7).
The man entered the BWS Liquor in Calwell around 9pm, took two bottles of liquor from the shelves and left the store.
When the security guard approached the man and [...]

Motley Commodore impounded after pursuit, suspects on the lam

By 7 October 2012

ACT Policing is seeking to identify three people who fled on foot from their abandoned VE Holden Commodore after a pursuit through parts of Tuggeranong last night (Saturday, October 6).
Around 9.40pm yesterday, a police patrol observed the Commodore, without registration plates, driving in an erratic manner on Tharwa Drive, Gordon.
Police activated emergency lights and siren [...]

Cyclist down in Wanniassa

By 6 October 2012

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a collision earlier today (Saturday, October 6) in Wanniassa, in which a cyclist was critically injured.
The collision occurred around 7am at the roundabout at the intersection of Sternberg Crescent and Erindale Drive. The cyclist, a 59-year-old man from Macarthur, was conveyed by ambulance to The Canberra Hospital.
ACT Policing’s Collision [...]

Richardson ferals strike woman in taxi

By 5 October 2012

ACT Policing is warning the community of the dangers of throwing objects at vehicles following an incident in Richardson overnight, in which a 48-year-old woman was injured.
Around midnight (Thursday, October 4), the woman and her husband were in a taxi travelling along Clift Crescent towards Chisholm when an object was thrown at the taxi, hitting [...]

Police go after speeding

By 3 October 2012

ACT Policing will be targeting speeding motorists during the month of October as part of its multi-agency road safety strategy.
At different periods during the year, the strategy targets specific issues and behaviours which contribute to death and serious injuries on Canberra’s roads, with speeding among those concerns.
Acting Officer-in-Charge of Traffic Operations Sergeant Allison Williams said [...]

Killed by horses and coach

By 30 September 2012

ACT Policing is investigating an incident that occurred at the Canberra Region Transport Show this morning (Sunday, September 30) in which a 65-year-old man died.
At about 10am police were called to the Transport Industry Skills Centre on Sutton Road after receiving reports of a man being seriously injured by a horse-and-coach.
The man was attempting to [...]

Police warn about the Georgia Homeboy (dodgy GHB). Six hospitalised in one night

By 29 September 2012

ACT Policing is issuing a warning about potentially lethal drugs being sold in Canberra.
Last night (Friday September, 28) six people were admitted to hospital after ingesting an illicit substance suspected to be GHB (Gamma hydroxybutyrate).
ACT Policing’s Criminal Investigation’s Team has seized substances and is investigating the incidents.
Anyone who may be present when an overdose occurs [...]

Operation Slowdown

By 28 September 2012

ACT Policing in co-operation with NSW Police will conduct high-visibility patrols on major arterial roads in and out of Canberra over the Labour Day and ACT Family and Community Day long weekend holiday periods as part of Operation Slowdown.
An increased policing presence, both in marked and unmarked police vehicles, will target unsafe driving behaviours near [...]

$100k in jewels nicked from Franklin

By 28 September 2012

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a burglary that occurred in Franklin last weekend where $100,000 worth of jewellery and watches was stolen.
The burglary at a house in Ellinor Walker Street, Franklin, is believed to have taken place between 8.00pm on Friday, September 21 and 7pm on Sunday, September 23.
The offender(s) stole a number of [...]

Have you seen David Banks?

By 28 September 2012

ACT Policing is searching for an 81-year-old man who went bushwalking yesterday morning (Thursday, September 27).
The 81-year-old Pearce man was reported missing yesterday evening after he left a note for his family to say he would be back from his walk at lunchtime.
The car the man was driving, a red Subaru Impreza, was located at [...]

How many Canberrans caught without seatbelts in September? 42. It all makes sense now!

By 27 September 2012

In a month where ACT Policing focussed its attention on the issue of seatbelts, 40 motorists were issued with Traffic Infringement Notices (TIN) for not wearing a seatbelt while driving.
In addition to the 40 TINs, there were a further two TINs issued for passengers not wearing a seatbelt.
Officer-In-Charge of Traffic Operations, Sergeant Rod Anderson said [...]

Recognise the Holt rapist? [Facefit]

By 25 September 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

ACT Policing has released a facefit of a man alleged to have sexually assaulted a 16-year-old girl on Saturday September 15 in Holt.
About 5.30pm, a 16-year-old girl was running along Spofforth Street in Holt, listening to music via her earphones, when she was grabbed from behind and dragged into a Ford Falcon sedan, possibly metallic [...]

Home invasion Queanbeyan style

By 24 September 2012

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding an aggravated break and enter in Queanbeyan West overnight.
About 10.10pm (Sunday 23 September 2012), three men forced their way into a home on Jordan Place.
Three adults and two young children were at home at the time.
Once inside the premises, the men assaulted a woman aged in her 30s by [...]

Motorised bicycle claims rider in Evatt

By 23 September 2012

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an incident on Fitzhardinge Crescent, in Evatt, this evening (Saturday, September 22), in which a man appears to have fallen from his motorised bicycle and later died in hospital.
Police were called to the location around 6.42pm after ACT Ambulance Service officers had attended and were treating a 39-year-old man [...]

Police nab Emu Bank subway bandit AND invent “aggravated-related offences”

By 22 September 2012

A 22-year-old Melba man has been arrested for the aggravated robberies at Subway restaurant in Emu Bank Belconnen.
About 10pm on Thursday 20 September, a man entered the Subway restaurant armed with a knife and demanded money. He was handed a sum of cash and without further incident, left the store on foot towards the Belconnen [...]

Don’t make it easier for thieves at Floriade

By 21 September 2012

ACT Policing has issued a reminder to those attending Floriade to properly secure unattended cars and hide valuables.
The advice was issued as the city gears up for an influx of thousands of interstate visitors over the next four weeks, with the ACT’s now-famous spring flower festival as one of the key attractions.
As many of the [...]

Braddon iPad thief brought to justice

By 19 September 2012

ACT Policing has arrested a 33-year-old man, of no fixed abode, after an aggravated burglary in Braddon yesterday (Tuesday, September 18).
About 10.55am police were called to a house in Girrawheen Street, Braddon after receiving reports from two members of the public of a broken window and an intruder inside the premises.
The two members of the [...]

New Dickson Hostage bar gets its first blue

By 18 September 2012

ACT Policing is calling for witnesses to an altercation that occurred outside the Hostage Lounge Bar & Tapas in Dickson on Sunday September 9.
Around 1.50am, a group of young males were sitting outside the bar on Challis Street when they were approached by a man described as of Mediterranean appearance. A physical altercation ensued resulting [...]

20 year old woman mugs deaf man in Woden Bus Interchange

By 17 September 2012

ACT Policing has arrested a 20-year-old woman who allegedly robbed a hearing-impaired man at the Woden Bus Interchange yesterday (Sunday, September 16).
Police will allege that around 1.37pm the offender approached the 46-year-old Kambah man, who feared for his safety and handed over a sum of cash. The victim is both hearing impaired and mute, and [...]

Hunting the Holt rapists

By 17 September 2012

ACT Policing’s Criminal Investigations is investigating a sexual assault which occurred on Saturday evening (September 15) in Holt.
About 5.30pm, a 16-year-old girl was running along Spofforth Street in Holt, listening to music via her earphones, when she was grabbed from behind and dragged into a Ford Falcon sedan, possibly metallic blue in colour, by two [...]

ACTION bus attacked with a spanner

By 16 September 2012

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses after an object was thrown at an ACTION bus yesterday afternoon (Saturday 15 September).
About 1.45pm, ACTION bus number 495 was travelling eastbound on Cowlishaw Street, Greenway, approaching the intersection with Anketell Street.
About that time a heavy object, believed to be a spanner, has been thrown at the bus from a [...]

Wall to Wall Ride for Remembrance

By 15 September 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

The third annual ‘Wall to Wall Ride for Remembrance’ rolled into Canberra today (15 September, 2012) with over 1200 police officers riding in honour of fallen colleagues.
As part of the lead up to National Police Remembrance Day, Australian Federal Police (AFP) Commissioner Tony Negus is joining police from across Australia in paying special tribute [...]

Did you see the Athllon Drive collision?

By 14 September 2012

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a single vehicle collision, which occurred on Athllon Drive, Kambah yesterday (Thursday, September 13).
Around 12.20pm, a silver Nissan Skyline GT coupe was travelling north on Athllon Drive (approximately 200m north of Sulwood Drive) when it left the roadway and rolled down an embankment. The 22-year-old Theodore man was the [...]

The curse of Dogman strikes again

By 14 September 2012

ACT Policing Criminal Investigations detectives have arrested a 27-year-old Dunlop man for assisting in the aggravated robbery at the Kaleen Caltex service station on August 24.
Around 4pm yesterday (September 13), police executed a search warrant at a house in Macgregor. The information to obtain this warrant came via an anonymous member of the community [...]

Dogman can rest easy as Tyre Iron brought to justice (allegedly)

By 13 September 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

ACT Policing Criminal Investigations detectives have arrested a 23-year-old Reid man for the aggravated robbery at the Kaleen Caltex service station on August 24.
Around 8.30am today (September 13), police executed a search warrant at an apartment complex in Reid, following information submitted by an anonymous member of the community via Crime Stoppers.
During the warrant, [...]

No good deed unpunished as police seek Mawson samaritans

By 11 September 2012

ACT Policing is seeking to identify two members of the public who came to the assistance of a woman in Mawson on Saturday night (September 8).
Around 7pm on Saturday night, the woman had been the victim of an assault in Mawson. The victim flagged down two members of the public who had been reversing their [...]

Tuggeranong crime spree brought to an end after a pursuit

By 11 September 2012

Three teenagers have been arrested following a pursuit across Tuggeranong early this morning (September 11).
Around 1.25am, officers from Tuggeranong General Duties were called to a burglary at the Gowrie Discount Pharmacy, Gowrie Shops. A short time later, police received a telephone call from a member of the public about a burglary at the Banks Shops [...]

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